Ralph Flanagan (swimmer)

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Ralph Flanagan
Personal information
Full name Ralph Drew Flanagan
Nationality  United States
Born (1918-12-14)December 14, 1918
Los Alamitos, California
Died February 8, 1988(1988-02-08) (aged 69)
Los Alamitos, California
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Greater Miami Athletic Club
College team University of Texas

Ralph Drew Flanagan (December 14, 1918 – February 8, 1988) was an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at two consecutive Summer Olympics during the 1930s.[1]

As a 13-year-old at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, Flanagan competed in the semifinals of the men's 1,500-meter freestyle.[1][2] Four years later at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, he won a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. team in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay.[1][3] Individually, he finished fourth in the men's 400-meter freestyle and fifth in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle.[1][4][5]

Flanagan was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1978.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Ralph Flanagan. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games, Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games, Men's 400 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games, Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  6. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Ralph Flanagan (USA). Retrieved January 30, 2013.

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